Find this now over-popular 15th century pub just off the A39 between Camelford & Wadebridge - close to the village church.
Although you can still enjoy a pint of Hick's ales, you will find most tables restricted to diners, but as well as full meals, they offer 'On-Toast' snacks ranging from Crab through Kidneys to Welsh Rabbit, plus various Pies.
Unless you are very lucky, full meal tables have to be booked - sometimes days ahead, so for many the idea of a spontaneous visit to a pub is defeated. But this is largely because of the quality of the food on offer - with dishes such as 'Mussels in Cider & Cream'; 'Pork. Tribute & Thyme Sausages with Mustard Mash & Onion Gravy'; 'Potato Gnocchi with Spinach, Mushroom, Poached Egg & Parmesan'; 'Confit of Duck' plus local Fish and Steaks on offer - all carefully sourced.
Seasonal puds might include 'Citrus Cheesecake with Rhubarb' and 'Chocolate & Rum Torte', whilst cheese lovers have a selection of local artisan varieties to tempt them.
In summer, the pleasant garden comes fully to life - with its own kitchen.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains from around £10 to £14 plus Bar Snacks; set L £14 (2 courses), £17 (3 courses); L Sun from £12 (1 course)
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains from around £13 to £20; set D £16 (2 courses), £20 3 courses)
- Seats: 70, plus about 80 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Children not allowed in main Bar
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating